October 7, 2019
Azevêdo stresses central role of cotton in developing countries at World Cotton Day launch
In opening World Cotton Day at the WTO on 7 October, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo underlined the importance of cotton to many developing countries and said he hoped that the event would “bring together the cotton, trade and development communities to foster greater value addition and value capture in developing countries”. DG Azevêdo was joined at the opening plenary session by WTO General Council Chair Sunanta Kangvalkulkij, Benin’s Trade Minister Shadiya Alimatou Assouman, Burkina Faso’s Trade Minister Harouna Kabore, Chad’s Trade Minister Achta Djibrine and Mali’s Minister of Agriculture Moulaye Ahmed Boubacar.
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